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There are several practical advantages of owning f/2.8 lenses. Here, Will Cheung tries out two Tamron fast aperture lenses.
The pixel war is becoming more and more confusing. Ian Andrews sheds some light on the difference between image sensors and what you can expect from each.
ePHOTOzine’s Will Cheung puts two Tamron lenses, the SP AF90mm f/2.8 Macro and the SP AF200-500mm f/5-6.3 Di LD (IF), to the test.
I did try a wider aperture on a couple, but the light wasn't great and even with the ISO kicked up a bit it was still giving me quite low shutter speeds for hand holding (and lets just say I don't have a rock-steady hand holding technique at the best of times ... probably all the coffee!).
Forum: Group Chat
The crop is from a different photo, but taken at the same time i.e under the same lighting conditions. The first photo, which was only posted by accident (hands full of thimbs), isn't affected to the same degree, the lack of cosistency is part of the problem and not something I've seen on crops from any compact camera I've used with similar sized sensors. It's auto doing something, I'm just not...
Forum: Fujifilm Cameras
Still not quite sure what a 'recognition program' is but can heartily endorse Canvas4Life - they've just sent me a free sample canvas and the construction is very good indeed - decent frame, stretchers included (little wedge shaped pegs used to restretch the canvas when it gets a bit floppy) and excellent print quality and materials. The image itself is a close up of a bunch of roses and is ho...
Forum: Digital imaging
I was having this same problem and I FINALLY figured it out. Hope it's the same with yours. I was attempting to print 8.5 x 11 image on 8.5 x 11 paper. Simple enough right? But it kept printing at 8.5 x 10.25 or something like that. Scale to fit media was NOT selected, it was at 100%. What I did was click on Page Setup, and select 8.5 x 11 from the drop box. So simple, just didn't see the Page ...
Forum: Beginner Photographers
No i dont think so as its quite an old printer im actually wanting to resize my pics and take them to lab for printing.
Forum: ePHOTOzine discussion
Try using the crop tool. Set the dimensions to the size you require at resolution to 200 pixels per inch: So for A4: 21 cm x 29.7cm @ 200 ppi If the aspect ratio of the original image is different to the A4 crop aspect ratio you will have to lose part of the image in the crop
Forum: Digital imaging
Looking forward to IS on my new lenses too! My dear departed mother (a very good photographer) always used to say to me, when I was a boy, that I got over-excited when a camera was in my hands. Hmmm.... no change there then! ;o(
Many thanks All this is a super set of lists to go through.
Forum: Digital cameras
Many thanks for the advice and comments, it's much appreciated. I'll try Keiths' suggestion making a "lens hood" and try printing some myself. I'll maybe give Peak Imaging a ring, I'm a little apprehensive about sending glass mounted slides through the post, as I don't want to loose the originals and will photograph them myself first.
The upshot is, digital zoom for stills, don't bother. Ex Tele Conv for video - very useful for FHD. Of course, it can't be used with 4k video which has to use most of the sensor for its 4,000px wide image. Your explanation is very helpful Lemmy. I'd just like to make a brief comment on the above quote; I can't speak for the GX8, as I don't have one, but the FZ1000, you know, the cheap, consume...
Forum: General Photography discussion
I had an interesting discussion with someone about culture and background and how it influences what we view as "good" and desirable within art. The argument they put forth is that there are most certainly trends and patterns and that we we (as a society) do and don't like can often run in blocks. For a period everyone loves a "certain kind" of effect or shot but over time that changes. That i...
Forum: Beginner Photographers
Kawika, been puzzling over why you thought that lens wasn't a native match for your camera and I now think because I said it was full frame that you had thought it was an A mount lens. It's E mount from the ground up like your other Sony lenses.
Forum: Sony / Minolta Cameras
Thanks for the replies. I'm rather leaning towards the new G80, mainly because of the better IS, but I'll try out both cameras before making a decision. I'm in no hurry.....
Forum: Panasonic Cameras
Did my own version; turned reds up to Disney standards to help out Mickey Mouse but without making the yummy mummies coats look like lego. I'm please with that as it was all shot hand held, no planning, run and gun and it's as good, if not better than the official one:) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skm9j1DGSAE [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skm9j1DGSAE[/youtube]
Forum: Digital imaging
The challenge is perhaps to explain why a lens scores above excellent at 30 lpm and above superb at 10 lpm in MTF at 300mm, is unsatisfactory in a particular photographers hands. I have used the Nikon VR 80-400mm for over 4 years, and several 70-300mm lenses; never have I gotten as poor image quality as I did from the VR 70-300mm at longer focal lengths. I took at least 5000 images with it, us...
A new professional digital SLR camera which delivers 12.4 effective megapixels for both high-precision and high-speed performance.
Following a buggy original firmware upgrade a week ago, Nikon have now added a fully functional upgrade for the D3 and apologise for any inconvenience on the earlier release.
Andrew Cowin was born in High Wycombe in 1954. Andrew studied at the University of Southampton from 1972 to 1977. He obtained a First Class Honours Degree in History and did a one-year Postgraduate Certificate of Education before receiving an M.A. in Medi
Dennis Morris is not only well known for his work with Bob Marley and also The Sex Pistols, but is also renowned for other iconic images such as his shots of Marianne Faithfull - seen as an important contributor to the success of her career re-launch.
The MAGPiX B350 combines a pair of 8x21 binoculars with a built in camera allowing you to see a magnified view of the subject and then use the digital camera's 5x telephoto lens to capture the action. All for just £90
The Leica M Monochrom is not only unique in the digital camera world as one of only a few digital rangefinders, but also the world's only black and white only digital camera.
Joshua Waller reviews the new Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II, with improved IS, 40 megapixel mode, and overhauled camera design, is the Mark II enough of an update to justify buying?
One of the most fascinating and rewarding areas of photography is shooting close-up and macro studies. Small may be beautiful, but Steve Bavister shows you how to make it big. using photos by Peter Bargh.
Why is it when we go on holiday and need a passport photo we rely on that robot booth to churn out automated pictures at a tune of over £3 per shot? Peter Bargh shows you how to shoot, prepare and print pictures for your passport with ease.
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